Thoracic trauma and post operative lung injury in a neonatal foal

Borchers, A, van Eps, A. W., Zedler, S. and Wilkins, P. A. (2009) Thoracic trauma and post operative lung injury in a neonatal foal. Equine Veterinary Education, 21 4: 186-191. doi:10.2746/095777309X409938


Author Borchers, A
van Eps, A. W.
Zedler, S.
Wilkins, P. A.
Title Thoracic trauma and post operative lung injury in a neonatal foal
Journal name Equine Veterinary Education   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0957-7734
2042-3292
Publication date 2009-04
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.2746/095777309X409938
Volume 21
Issue 4
Start page 186
End page 191
Total pages 6
Place of publication Hoboken, NJ, United States
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Language eng
Abstract A 24-hour-old Standardbred filly was referred with an acute history of weakness, respiratory distress and subcutaneous emphysema. Radiographic evaluation revealed left sided rib fractures, unilateral pneumothorax and pneumomediastinum. Serial arterial blood gas measurements pre- and post rib repair showed pulmonary dysfunction. Post operative radiographs revealed the presence of air bronchograms and a bronchointerstitial pattern, suggestive of alveolar parenchymal pathology consistent with pulmonary contusion, pulmonary oedema or ALI/ARDS. The filly was treated with intranasal oxygen and an active chest draining unit and recovered uneventfully.
Keyword Horse
Rib fractures
Parenchymal pulmonary disease
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Veterinary Science Publications
 
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